Boots rip off - hitting the over 60's

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Money Saving Polls
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chezanchezan Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Money Saving Polls
Received a letter from Boots today regarding the "Over 60's discount"

They have announced that there are to be some changes in a couple of weeks and that
instead of the 4 points per £ they were giving, they will now give 10 points per £.

Good news...NO!.....they are removing the 10% discount, so in effect there is a loss!


On a £10 spend I'd receive 4 points & 10% discount, so, at the till I'd pay £9 + have 4 points added to my card = £1 saving (in my pocket) + 4 points (4p to spend at Boots)


Now, same spend I will pay £10 at the till and have 100 points added to my card = no saving at the till and 100 points (worth £1 to spend at Boots)

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  • torbrextorbrex
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    This would be better on the vent board as it is not connected with any poll that I can see.
  • lilac_ladylilac_lady Forumite
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    There's a thread about this on the over 50s board.
    " The greatest wealth is to live content with little."

    Plato


  • custardycustardy Forumite
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    so they are giving you a discount in loyalty funds,
    but its a rip off?
    perhaps you should consider what a rip off is.
    yes its not as good a deal,but no rip off
    As is usually the case in a thread titled rip off......
  • pineapplepineapple Forumite
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    If you shop at Boots maybe you are being 'ripped off' anyway? What worth these precious points when so often you can get the same product at a discount toiletry shop for 2/3 of the price even? I use a particular cleanser which is £3 at Boots and £2 elsewhere. They can keep their points.
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